An important part of what distinguishes Point University from state colleges and universities and most private colleges and universities is the fact that we are intentional about spiritual formation. As our mission statement indicates, our purpose as a university is wrapped up in the idea of “educating students for Christ-centered service and leadership throughout the world.” That’s why we focus on
- integrating faith into every discipline;
- providing spiritual formation opportunities; and
- taking faith into the workplace
When it comes to spiritual growth outcomes, at Point University we talk about these in three primary ways:
- Every student at Point University will see community ministry as an essential part of what it means to say “Jesus is Lord”
- Every student at Point University will see the importance of integrating faith and vocation
- Some students at Point University will sense that they are called to ordained ministry as vocation
At Point University the most important question is not “Where are you spiritually?” Rather we are more interested in “Where can you be?” Spiritual formation is about the whole person – and we strive to provide opportunities in a variety of contexts which address not merely “going to church” but “the whole person.”
The apostle Peter perhaps says it best: “continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord.” (2 Peter 3:18) That really is what spiritual formation is all about at Point University. It doesn’t matter where you start – but it does matter where we are headed!
A COVENANT FOR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY
To download a copy of Point’s Covenant for a Christian Community, click here.
If you have any questions about this covenant and the guidelines contained in it, please contact your Campus Life Minister (CLM) or the Student Life Office. Bear in mind that the guidelines set forth in this covenant are subject to change and apply to all students enrolled at Point University.
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Each semester, the Point University community suspends academic classes to provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to spend the day serving the community at a variety of sites across the Southeast.
Impact Day is intended to strengthen student, faculty and staff relationships by serving the community alongside one another; raise student awareness of what goes on beyond the campus “fence”; and put into practice Point’s belief that all Christians should be involved in ministry, regardless of vocational status.